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« on: 30/03/2011 11:35:14 »
Life in inaccessible places - including in caves sealed off from the Sun and around deep-sea vents - is the subject of this week's Naked Scientists.  In these intriguing environments, bacteria replace plants as the primary producers, extracting energy from the minerals around them to sustain a whole ecosystem.  We also hear about the bone-eating worms that make a meal of whale carcasses that fall to the seafloor, an engineering trick for separating mined-metals from mud and, in the news, why the world's waves are getting bigger, how sperm can be grown in a dish and a gene that drives melanoma.  Plus, the answer to the question where on Earth would you weigh the most...?
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« Reply #2 on: 30/03/2011 00:12:35 »
Life where the sun does not shine.

I believe that life found in caves where there is no sun gain there energy from geotheromal springs.

Have no eyes and are rather pale
 

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